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Allow inter provincial travel to save hotel industry, says Tsogo Sun

May 21 2020 21:19

Tsogo Sun Hotels says the international travel ban and subsequent lockdown of South Africa in March sent into tailspin what is normally "a peak activity month for the group". The group is now lobbying gopvernment to allow travel between provinces.

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ConCourt dismisses Solidarity's bid to appeal Covid-19 tourism fund decision

May 16 2020 11:50

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an urgent application brought by union Solidarity to appeal the High Court's decision to allow the Department of Tourism to include Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment criteria in its allocation of tourism Covid-19 relief.

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Coronavirus could hurt travel for another five years

May 13 2020 22:04

Demand for air travel will lag behind pre-coronavirus forecasts for at least five more years, according to the latest projections from the International Air Transport Association.

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Lockdown eats nearly half of Spur's restaurant sales

May 13 2020 14:18

Spur had to close down all of its restaurants when lockdown kicked off in late March, and it is now relying on deliveries to get business going again.

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Oppenheimers step in with R100m cash injection to keep horse racing alive under lockdown

May 11 2020 17:06

South Africa's richest family, which has a long history of horse ownership in the country, steps in to help the racing industry struggling to stay alive because of the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Horse racing industry pleads for partial re-opening to save jobs

May 08 2020 05:02

The horse racing authority is pleading for a partial restart of the industry under Level 4 of the lockdown, warning that a prolonged suspension of activity could lead to massive financial impact and job losses.

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Coronavirus: Stop SA tourism industry regressing to 'pre-1994' disaster, minister warns

May 05 2020 05:00

South Africa's tourism industry must not be allowed to regress during the coronavirus pandemic to the point that it looks like "pre-1994", Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane told Parliament's portfolio committee on tourism on Monday.

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Musk, Bezos companies win NASA contracts for moon landing

May 01 2020 12:03

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, NASA on Thursday awarded almost $1 billion in contracts to three space companies, including those owned by Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, to develop lunar landers, as the United States seeks to return human beings to the Moon.


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Coronavirus | SA's hotel industry 'decimated'

Apr 26 2020 07:00

SA's hotel industry has been decimated by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and resultant lockdown, says the director for tourism and travel at BDO.

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